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Poster: mcglone Date: Aug 22, 2009 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looks Like Rain

LLR for fun...

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Poster: Leonard Liotta Instructor English Date: Aug 23, 2009 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Looks Like Rain

Hey now,

Give at listen to LLR from Europee '72, Trivoli Conserthall in Copenhagen Denmark 4-14-72 (as a foot note, Jack Straw, in the arly part of the tour was sung only by Bobby). The piece is located during early 2nd set, right before one of my favorite DS's. Jerry is on steel pedal, since it was in April--early in the tour--and the emotiveness that Jerry adds to the sound is mournful, reflective, and relentless at the same moment. The sound is not the best, but the emotion of the piece is able to "break down" sound dislocation, and deliever.
Another great LLR is on "View from the Vault IV," 7-26-87.
A total transforrmation of the song fro its inception in 1971, but again, Jerry is "all over the last segment," relentlessly pushing the band to emotion, that is necessary for the audience to be receptors and expressors of the magnificant effort this particular song brings to our collective "dead head" conciousness.

In conclusion, the song is well constructed and in later years too over-dramatic (on Weir's part)at the end which should be sensitive and dynamic--a quality the dead became "Lost Sailors" in search of a guitar player: "Nulla"